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Updated: November 13th, 2012 10:52am
Scott Baker leaves Twins, agrees to one-year deal with Cubs

Scott Baker leaves Twins, agrees to one-year deal with Cubs

by Tom Pelissero
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Scott Baker is headed to Chicago.

The Cubs announced on Tuesday they have signed the right-hander to a one-year contract. According to the Star Tribune, the deal is worth $5.5 million guaranteed with $1.5 million in possible incentives.

A second-round pick in the 2003 entry draft, Baker had spent his entire professional career in the Twins organization. He missed last season with an elbow injury.

Baker, 31, leaves the Twins among the club's all-time leaders in winning percentage (.568, fourth, minimum 100 decisions), starts (11th, 159), wins (11th, 63) and strikeouts (11th, 770).

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